About me

I am an ex librarian (public libraries) and I aim to read 100 books a year (though I don’t always manage it). I’ve always loved books and met my first real author at the library. I was a member of the Bookworm Club and went along on a Saturday morning for a talk by H E Todd as I loved his Bobby Brewster books. I was so excited but I never did tell him my idea for a new Bobby Brewster story!

I joined NetGalley in 2014 as a reviewer and it has introduced me to many new authors and friends on Goodreads. I’d never actually written a review before I joined but as they keep sending me books I must be doing something right.

I’ve have a book blog on Facebook since April 2015 before deciding to start this one.

I read a variety of genres but you will normally find me reading the following. I like UK based police procedurals and psychological thrillers, but tend to avoid anything that hints at graphic domestic violence, child abuse or animal abuse (I’m a softy really). I enjoy well researched historical fiction and I’m partial to a bit of chick lit (or Choc Lit as I prefer to call it) of the more intelligent and humorous kind ie not London centric, sex and shopping sagas featuring twiggy twenty year olds with too much money and not much sense. I also enjoy quirky and interesting novels and what would be described as women’s fiction/romance but not of the Mill’s and Boon variety (nothing wrong with M&B just not my thing).

It is probably easier to say what I don’t like. I don’t read sci-fi/fantasy, horror, or vampire/zombie related books. I don’t normally read paranormal/supernatural books but occasionally stray into mild magic realism. I’m happy to read both tree books and e books. While I’ll admit to having shelves full of books, I’m also amassing a fairly hefty tbr list on my Kindle.



15 thoughts on “About me

  1. Thanks for being a ‘book blog’ friend. We have a lot in common I think – what with being ex-librarians and all… I appreciate your following and I enjoy your reviews.

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    • Thanks Lynne, we librarians need to stick together 😊 I think when I left the library I missed talking about books and passing on book suggestions, and this allows me to do that. I also love the way it allows you to ‘meet’ like-minded people via other blogs to make a whole new set of book friends. Happy Reading xx


  2. Hello Jill,
    I couldn’t find a contact email so I’m saying hello here! From your reviews, I think you might enjoy my 300 Days of Sun. If you pop over to my blog and have a look, please do get in touch. I could let you have a NetGalley widget. All the best, Deborah

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